Aubrey “Drake” Graham is a Canadian actor-turned-rapper who caught the attention of hip-hop star Lil Wayne shortly after dropping mixtapes. Graham first gained recognition as an actor on the teen drama television series Degrassi: The Next Generation in the early 2000s. He played the character of Jimmy Brooks, a star basketball player who became physically disabled after being shot by a classmate. He was on the show for the first seven seasons, with guest appearances in season 8.
According to Forbes, “Drake’s fortune grew 50% over the past year, boosted by holdings ranging from real estate to his Virginia Black whiskey, as well as a lucrative tour and new residency at the XS Nightclub in Las Vegas.”
Drake has several businesses that help propel his cash flow above his music recordings and shows. He has his own record label, OVO Sounds, which he runs with producer Noah “40” Shebib, and business partner, Oliver El-Khatib. In addition, he has an annual concert festival called OVO Fest, which is held in Toronto, Canada, a clothing line, October’s Very Own, and his own whiskey, Virginia Black Whiskey. He’s also the global ambassador for the Toronto Raptors.
Earlier this month, he partnered with Canopy Growth to launch the More Life Growth Co., a fully licensed producer of cannabis that is centered on wellness, discovery, and overall personal growth with the hope of facilitating connections and shared experiences across the globe. Drake holds a 60% ownership interest in the More Life Growth Co., with Canopy Growth retaining a 40% ownership.
Drake has gained endorsements from many major brands which include Sprite, Burger King, Whataburger, Nike, and Apple. When Apple Music launched, Drake signed a $19 million exclusivity deal, which allowed Apple to be the exclusive home of all of Drake’s future solo releases. The deal he signed with Nike’s Jordan brand saw the release of an Air Jordan OVO sneaker.
Drake’s Net Worth: $150M
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